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McDonnell-Douglas RF-4B 'Phantom II'

Description
Notes: F-4B equipped for photography.
  Manufacturer:McDonnell-Douglas
  Base model:F-4
  Designation:RF-4
  Version:B
  Nickname:Phantom II
  Equivalent to: F4H-1P
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Fighter
  Modified Mission:Reconnaissance
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Specifications
  Length: 58' 3" 17.7 m
  Height:16' 3" 4.9 m
  Wingspan: 38' 4" 11.6 m
  Wingarea: 530.0 sq ft 49.2 sq m
  Empty Weight: 27,897 lb 12,651 kg
  Gross Weight: 43,907 lb 19,912 kg
  Max Weight: 54,600 lb 24,761 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: General Electric J79-GE-8 (A/B 17,000Lb/7,711Kg)
  Thrust (each):10,800 lb 4,943 kg

Performance
  Range: 1,610 miles 2,592 km
  Cruise Speed: 575 mph 925 km/h 500 kt
  Max Speed: 1,485 mph 2,391 km/h 1,292 kt
  Climb: 40,800 ft/min12,435 m/min
  Ceiling: 62,000 ft 18,897 m

Known serial numbers
151975 / 151983, 153089 / 153115, 157342 / 157351

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
MCAS El Toro Historical FoundationIrvineCalifornia

RF-4B on display

MCAS El Toro Historical Foundation
    


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Bill Bloom
 CATONSVILLE, MD
VMCJ-1 from Jan 67 thru Feb68. Ordnance Shop
02/20/2014 @ 04:45 [ref: 68360]
 Bill Bloom
 CATONSVILLE, MD
VMCJ-1 from Jan 67 thru Feb68. Ordnance Shop
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 Ken Martin
 Houston, TX
I served in all 3 VMCJ squadrons in the Com/Nav shop.
1969 J-3 El Toro
69-70 J-1 Danang/Iwakuni
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 Tom Hotchkiss (Sgt)
 Ogden, UT
VMFP-3 '77-82
Plane Captain (Flight Line)
Began career in El Toro, served w some great guys.
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 Graham, FL
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 Skip
 Tulsa, OK
Has anyone here ever served with VMCJ-3 in El Toro during 1973-74? The RF-4B was the first type aircraft I was plane captain on.
12/19/2011 @ 19:58 [ref: 51207]
 Skip
 Tulsa, OK
Has anyone here ever served with VMCJ-3 in El Toro during 1973-74? The RF-4B was the first type aircraft I was plane captain on.
12/19/2011 @ 19:58 [ref: 51206]
 Walt Quade
 Portland, OR
Was in VMCJ-2 from 63-67. Worked in the Photo shop fixing camera and IR systems. Enjoyed deployments to Puerto Rico, Spain, Cuba, Florida and Arizona. Left as a Cpl., still to young to appreciate a good work ethic. Flew back seat in RF4B, side seat in the EF10B and EA6B. Spent lots of time in C130's moving gear around and a short deployment off Virginia doing carrier qualifications. Enjoyed every minute of it but was ready to get out after 4.
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 J.R. RICHARDSON
 BEAR, DE
ANYONE REMEMBER SGT JOHN WADD RICHARDSON? PLANE CAPT 1986-88 EL TORO.
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 Gilbert,Robert E
 Newville, PA
Halo to all I was in 1964-1968 VMCJ-2,Cherry Point, VMCJ-1 DaNang VN 66-67 ,enjoyed every min.of it.Got to ride back seat in bird #00 from Memphis,Tn. to Cherry Point. Also got to ride side seat in EF10B Willy the Well twice.Got out as an E5,set of twin boys,(born at MCAS Cherry Point)in August 1968. Would like to hear from any one.
Semper Fi
Bob Gilbert
Once a Marine
Always a Marine
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